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Wildlight Doula Services
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Northampton
Massachusetts
01060
(312) 952-2691
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Currently attending births at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Hospital, Franklin Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, and Baystate Medical Center, and home births within 45 minutes of Northampton
Jean Potter

Professional Qualifications

Jean Potter
Birth Services $900, sliding scale or barter may be possible. Postpartum Services $25-35/hr.
2011
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Other Hospital
Abuse Survivors, Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Breech Babies, Elective Cesarean, Homebirth, LGBT Families, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

Birth Doula Services Include:

  • Free consultation
  • 2-3 Prenatal visits in your home 
  • 24 hour on-call labor support beginning at 38 weeks
  • Full labor support including early labor in your home, full support at home, hospital, or birthing center
  • Continued support for up to three hours after the birth to help establish parent/infant bonding, breastfeeding encouragement and assistance
  • Two postpartum meetings to process the birth experience, support healthy parent/infant relationship building, offer breastfeeding support, and assess the need for any further services and/or referrals
  • Optional photography of labor, birth, and postpartum at no additional charge

 

Postpartum Services Include:

  • Emotional encouragement and support with non-judgemental listening
  • New mother comfort measures
  • Breastfeeding encouragement and support 
  • Education on safe baby care practices: babywearing, bathing, safe sleep, etc.
  • Vegetarian, Non-vegetarian, Whole Foods, Comfort Foods, Special Diet Meal Preparation
  • Care and nurturing for infant and/or older children
  • Light housework (laundry, etc.)

 

Curious about my experience? Do you have questions about how I have supported families through surrogacy, home-birth, unmedicated hospital birth, planned cesarean, epidural-supported labor, vaginal birth after cesareanthe birth of twins, parenting after a challenging birth experience, postpartum with multiples or high-needs babies? 

Explore my Families Share:Testimonials Page, and contact me. I look forward to talking with you!

I offer a calming, encouraging presence, a willingness to listen and empathize, and a deep appreciation for the physical, emotional, and spiritual work that all kinds of births entail.

I also offer my knowledge of the transition to new motherhood, including prenatal development, breastfeeding, the physical changes that birth and postpartum bring, newborn characteristics and development, and common struggles for new families.

As your doula, I help to create a relaxing, calm, and peaceful environment, so that you can focus on the very important job of birthing, feeding, loving, and caring for your new baby in whichever way feels empowering for you. I am happy to work with you to provide the unique care that you and your family need.

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